I doubt if Jatin or Lalit alone will be able to reach the level of Jatin-Lalit. But they are trying. And here is one of those tries. Lalit Pandit composes for Shahrukh Khan-Sushmita Sen starrer, Mudassar Aziz’s Dulha Mil Gaya, which turns out to be a good album with a mixture of old and new tastes. Here is a review of the album.
Akela Dil Online: Most of the times, music has one quality. If you keep on listening to it, you start loving it even if it’s mediocre. Akela Dil online is such a song. It’s nothing great, but it’s okay and since you’ll keep listening to it, you’ll start liking it. By the way, the song is sung by Adnan Sami and Anushka Manchanda and is full of beats. Nothing like the typical Jatin-Lalit material. As I said, OKAY.
Aaja Aaja Mere Ranjhna: One thing about this song. The song is straight from the Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham age. At times you can pinpoint the line too. Interestingly, the song, that comes from the K3G age, is also sung by Anushka Manchanda with Swananda. The interesting part is even though the voices have not been great (no doubts they are ‘good’), you might easily fall for the song. Yes, Jatin-Lalit are back for a song it seems.
Magar Meri Jaan: The next song, too, is sung by Anushka Manchanda (this is the last by the way), with Mahua Kamat and Lalit pandit. The song has some good music, but the lyrics are very mediocre. Still, since it’s an SRK movie, I don’t think people are going to think much about the lyrics and anyway going to love it.
Tu jo Jaan le: Like him. Love him. Sonu Nigam is here. At his old, romantic best. Lalit Pandit creates some wonderful music for Sonu Nigam to croon and Sonu takes it with both hands. Try the song, hope you love the older flavor of Sonu Nigam. I’m just listening to it. Tu jo jaan le to phir jaan de o meri jaane jaan… .. mera dil hai pata teri manzil ka..
Rang Diya Dil Maine: Five songs are over since the album is on and now I get a song where the female voice belongs to someone other than Anushka. Well, this time it’s Shreya Ghoshal and somehow her voice reminds me of Devdas songs here. The song is slow-soft-romantic, in Hindi with some Punjabi additions, but interestingly it’s faster than the usual songs of this type. In fact sometimes I feel that the song was run in 1.1 or something of the actual speed after recording. Anyways, an above average song. Not very noticeable but video will certainly help it a lot.
Dulha Mil Gaya: Starting with a brrrrrrrr… sound, this is the song you hear on your TV screens everyday (if you are watching any TV, of course). Sung by Daler Mehndi, Dulha Mil Gaya title is going to be a superhit. Because it’s catchy, it has an energetic Daler Mehndi, and biggest of all, it’s the title song of an SRK movie.
Dilrubaon ke Jalwe: Dilrubaon ke Jalwe, A new age Qawwali sung by Amit Kumar with Monali, is something worth looking out for in Dulha Mil Gaya. The song is a full of masti piece that should be loved by people once out in the market.
Tu Meri Shirin aur Main Tera Farhaad: Here comes the guest composer Pritam Chakraborty for one song and brings with him his favorite Neeraj Shridhar, singing with Tulsi Kumar. Typical Pritam-Neeraj song that will stay in your mind and will have its share of FM time for some weeks.
The songs Dilrubaon ke Jalwe, Dulha mil gaya, and akela dil online have been remixed.
Overall, Dulha Mil Gaya is a good album with a number of above average songs and a few really good ones, like Dilrubaon ke jalwe and tu jo jaan le. In fact, the way Lalit Pandit has made things good while there was not much expected, at least by me; I will be less surprised if Dulha Mil Gaya turns out to be something really good.